Thursday webinar: Hemp experts offer advice on ‘Tapping the Stimulus Package’

The federal government is releasing trillions of dollars to help small businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis. How can your hemp company get the help it needs? The clock is ticking to register for Hemp Industry Daily’s live webcast, “Tapping the Stimulus Package and Other Business Assistance Programs,” scheduled for 1 p.m. ET/ 10 […]

Historic hemp records donated to University of Kentucky

A trove of business records from a 20th-century Kentucky hemp processor are now in the hands of the University of Kentucky. A family in Bourbon County donated some 17 boxes of records from the family decortication and processing business that operated from roughly 1900 to 1940. The university’s Special Collections Library will clean and archive the […]

Canada hemp group seeks new low-THC cultivars to try in 2020

Canada’s national hemp-promotions association is asking seed breeders to submit new varieties for testing in 2020, with an eye toward sending more low-THC varieties to Health Canada for approval. The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance told members Tuesday that it wants to test at least nine new seed varieties in 13 different regions. The group plans to […]

Editor’s Notebook: CBD makers can learn from others’ marketing miscues

Kristen Nichols is the editor of Hemp Industry Daily. (This is an abridged version of a column that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) It’s hard not to laugh some days at the onslaught of novel CBD products. Folks are advertising the cannabinoid in a head-scratching array of products, from sports bras to suppositories.  It’s […]

Marketing with Moxie: How to promote CBD products while complying with federal laws

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) CBD is currently the fastest-growing segment in the cannabis industry, with new companies jumping into the market almost daily and retailers from big-box chains to mom-and-pops eager to stock their shelves with the hot, in-demand products. But with […]

Green Growth Brands says laid-off workers will be paid, while CBD sale continues

Cannabis retailing giant Green Growth Brands, which abruptly laid off 870 workers last week and told them that plans to sell part of the business could be delayed “until the world begins to resume normalcy,” is trying to reassure investors and former employees that its transition plans are intact. The company temporarily shuttered hundreds of […]

Wheat biotech doubles down on California hemp

An agriculture biotech company that markets high-fiber wheat is partnering with two other California firms in an attempt to grab market share among California hemp producers. Arcadia Biosciences of Davis, California, says it will work with Grow West, a northern California distributor of farm inputs and machinery, and the Buttonwillow Warehouse Company, which sells fertilizer in […]

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